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Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer in Religious Studies (Pool)

 

Position Title:

Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer in Religious Studies (Pool)

 

Position Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

 

Salary Range:

 

Salary will be between $51,050 and $97,470, based on number of courses taught and years of teaching experience; benefits eligible.

 

Purpose:

 

The Department of Religious Studies at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit Catholic University in Silicon Valley, invites applications for Academic Year Adjunct Lecturers (2024-2025, non-tenure-track) in Religious Studies. Specific assignments will be made according to the academic qualifications of the individual and programmatic need. Depending upon applicant background, teaching assignments may include a variety of courses at one or more levels (introductory, intermediate and advanced) in one or more of three curricular areas (Scripture and Tradition, Religion and Society, Theology, Ethics and Spirituality). The successful candidate will teach the equivalent of six to nine courses, with at least one course in each quarter, fall, winter and spring. Each quarter is 10 weeks long, with an 11th week set for final examinations. This position starts September 1, 2024. This position is for in-person instruction; however, the successful applicant may have to provide online instruction should the county health or university health situation so require.

 

Hiring Range:

 

Salary will be between $51,050 and $97,470, based on number of courses taught and years of teaching experience; benefits eligible.

 

Basic Qualifications:

 

(1)Terminal degree (Ph.D./Th.D.) in Religious Studies or a closely-related field. Applicants who are ABD or possess a Master’s degree, accompanied by commensurate academic experience in Religious Studies or a closely-related field (5-7 years of college or professional teaching) will be considered.

 

(2) Demonstrates excellence in teaching Religious Studies at the college level.

 

(3) Excellent communication skills.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

 

(1) Experience with inclusive pedagogical practices that advance SCU goals of diversity and equity.

 

(2) Experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduate students.

 

(3) Conversant in Catholic Theology and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.

 

(4) Conversant in contemporary issues in the academic study and teaching of religion and/or theology.

 

Responsibilities:

 

Teaching (95%): Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with teaching assigned courses, including:

 

a. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively;

 

b. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students;

 

c. Holding regular weekly office hours on campus;

 

d. Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;

 

e. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses;

 

f. Where applicable, teaching from an approved syllabus for the University Core courses assigned or working with the Chair to design an appropriate syllabus for submission for approval from the relevant Faculty Core Curriculum Committee;

 

g. Serving as an advisor to a reasonable number of students, commensurate with the full-time equivalency of the appointment, by providing informed advice to those students;

 

h. Developing courses for which they are responsible and contributing to general curriculum development.

 

Service (5%)

 

SCU’s Faculty Handbook, section 3.6.3.3, defines service as “fostering and advancing the mission and goals of the department, the University, or the profession through contributions other than teaching and scholarship or creative work such as service on committees, participation in professional organizations and activities, and community service performed in virtue of their professional expertise or association with the University.”

 

Service may more specifically include attending department meetings, serving on committees, advising student organizations and honor societies, taking part in student recruitment/orientation efforts, and contributing to the accreditation or program assessment.

 

To respect the time and commitment of AYAL faculty members, service expectations must be commensurate with the full-time equivalency of the appointment.Service is typically evaluated as 5% of the appointment. Additional service must be included through an assignment letter as part of the faculty member’s formal written appointment.

 

Other minimal instructional or academic duties may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department.

 

REQUESTED APPLICATION MATERIALS:

 

Interested applicants should submit:

 

1. Letter of interest outlining qualifications, teaching experience and teaching philosophy, and subject area(s) of expertise (based on teaching experience and/or scholarly work)

 

2. Curriculum vitae

 

3. Sample Syllabi (and, if available, student course evaluations for those classes)

 

4. Names and contact information for two references.

 

Close Date: April 5, 2024

 

All application materials should be uploaded in Workday.

 

Work Authorization:

 

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

 

About Santa Clara University

 

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus masters, Ph.D., and law degrees.

 

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all masters universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

 

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

 

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at http://www.scu.edu/cs/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

 

COVID-19 Statement

 

The health and safety of the university community is a top priority. All Santa Clara University students, and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or request a medical or religious exemption. Please visit our https://www.scu.edu/preparedscu/vaccines/ for additional information.

 

Work Authorization:

 

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

 

EEO Statement

 

​Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

 

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University’s equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/policies-reports/

 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

 

Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Aaron Zisser, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, mailto:azisser@scu.edu , http://www.scu.edu/title-ix. Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

 

Clery Notice of Availability

 

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services https://university-operations.scu.edu/campus-safety/crime-reporting/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

 

Americans with Disabilities Act

 

Santa Clara University affirms its’ commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the https://www.scu.edu/phonebook/Department-of-Human-Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at mailto:iahluwalia@scu.edu.

 

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